Picking up Defenders for your FPL side? well, Defenders are one of the key point winners in the FPL as they provide you clean sheets along with bonus and Extra points if they score goals. You should consider looking at the first 5 fixture of every club and then decide whom you should pick in your FPL squad. The Fantasy Premier League tips 2016-17 is based on our knowledge of the Fantasy Premier League. Here are my top 10 Defenders you should buy for FPL points and price rise.
Top 10 Defenders You Should Buy for FPL 2016-17
10 Jose Fonte £5.5 (Southampton)
Watford, Man Utd, Sunderland, Arsenal, Swansea are the next Five fixtures for Southampton which looks like 3 Easy fixtures in their first 5 upcoming matches. Jose Fonte the Portuguese Center back lead his nation to Euro Cup 2016 victory. This 32-year-old Defender has 11 clean sheets and 2 goals in his 2014-15 premier league season. The Portuguese Center back is always in the starting XI and I would suggest it as a Good early buy. 6/10 rating
9 Jonny Evans £4.5 (West Bromwich Albion)
Jonny Evans finished the 2014-15 season for West Brom with one goal, one assist, seven clean sheets and 72 tackles in 30 Premier League starts. Evans looks like a great Bargain buys substitute Defender in the FPL. Crystal palace, Everton, Middlesbrough, Bournemouth and West Ham are the next 5 West Brom fixtures in the Premier league which look like no difficult game for the West Brom side. 7/10 rating
8 Gareth McAuley £4.5 (West Bromwich Albion)
McAuley started all four games for Northern Ireland in Euro 2016, recording one goal on three shots (two on target) The 36-year-old centre-back was an Asset for the club, though, not the very productive fantasy player.
He finished the season with one goal, one own goal, 10 clean sheets, 46 tackles and four yellow and one red cards in 34 Premier League starts. However, I would suggest going fo McAuley as a Bench warmer in your Fpl squad. 6/10 rating
7 Danny Rose £6.0 (Tottenham Hotspurs)
Danny Rose finished the 2014-15 premier league season with one goal, three assists, seven yellow cards and eight clean sheets in 24 Premier League starts. The young Center back brings great pace in the defence and is a very key tackler in the Spurs side. With next 5 fixture of Spurs as Everton, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Stoke and Sunderland. It will be a Challenging kick start for them holding some earlier clean sheets in the season’s start. 7/10 rating.
6 Wes Morgan £5.0 (Leicester city)
During the pre-season friendly match between Leicester City and Werder Bremen at The King Power Stadium on August 9, 2014, in Leicester, England. Wes Morgan has been the Wall the Leicester defence and an indispensable leader of their incredible campaign last season, he hasn’t been much of a fantasy force outside clean sheets.
The 32-year-old centre-back scored two goals, 15 clean sheets and 51 tackles while starting in all 38 Premier League matches. With First Five Fixtures of Leicester city as Hull city, Arsenal, Swansea, Liverpool and Burnley, It surely looks like consecutive clean sheet matches for the foxes.8/10 rating.
5 Branislav Ivanovic £6.0 ( Chelsea)
Ivanovic the Chelsea’s Wall had a poor form to begin the 2014-15 season, and just as he began to round into form, his fantasy value took a large hit as he moved to centre-back to finish out the season. It is unclear just how Ivanovic will be deployed under new manager Antonio Conte, but he seems unlikely to change his defensive role for the club.
Chelsea does have Easiest of the fixtures to start the season as they face West ham, Watford, Burnley, Swansea and Liverpool so I would surely recommend you to go for Ivanovic in your Fpl Playing XI. 9/10 Rating
4 Matteo Darmian £5.5 (Manchester United)
Damian had appearances for the Italians during Euro 2016, recording two clean sheets, three crosses and three tackles. He takes his international record to one goal in 26 caps.This 26-year-old Right back finished previous premier league season with one goal, eight clean sheets, 84 tackles and eight yellow cards in 28 Premier League appearances.Damian is strongly recommended by me in my Top10 defenders you should surely buy. 9/10 Rating.
3 Laurent Koscielny £6.0 ( Arsenal )
Koscielny returned to training on Wednesday after his extended holiday following the European Championship and would likely to start the Gunners line-up for their opening fixture against Liverpool. Koscielny has 4 goals 47 tackles and 15 Clean Sheets for Arsenal However The season doesn’t start easily either, as Arsenal will host Liverpool before travelling to face Leicester City on 20 Aug. 9/10 player rating
2 Toby Alderweireld £6.5 ( Tottenham Hotspurs)
The Belgium star Defender had a Great season with Spurs holding 13 clean sheets, 2 Assist and 4 goals in 38 appearances. Alderweireld’s Defensive Work rate has been quite exceptional in the premier league campaign for spurs and has the most number of interceptions which shows the potential of this play. Buy this Belgium Giant in your Fpl squad and is highly recommended by me in my Fantasy Premier League Tips 2016-17. Rating 10/10.
1 Héctor Bellerín £6.5 ( Arsenal )
The most Successful Defender of the Premier league Héctor Bellerín had a rocking season with the Gunners, though, he lies further down the pecking order on defence and wouldn’t boast a high fantasy upside off the bench.
The 21-year-old defender finished last campaign with one goal, five assists and 18 clean sheets in 36 Premier League starts. Maximum clean sheets by any Defender in the premier league.
Though he won’t start the Arsenal squad in first few games Bellerín is like the best stock to purchase in the stock market as his FPL price would further rise after the making in Arsenal playing XI. Rating 10/10.